Chung Mei Buddhist Temple

佛光山中美寺

Chung Mei Temple, as part of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Society, was built in 2001 in Stafford, Texas to promote Buddhism through cultural exchange and to serve the community of greater Houston.

Covid-19 Temporary Closure Notice

Dear friends,
In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, unless we have special notices, we are temporarily closed from 21 March until further notice.
All Dharma Services (including Sunday Services and the Great Compassion Repentance Service etc.) will be conducted online www.houstonbuddhism.org/streaming
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Sincerely,
Fo Guang Shan Chung Mei Temple

諸位大德菩薩,佛光會員及佛光之友吉祥!

因應冠狀肺炎疫情,為維護大眾的健康安全, 本寺自21/3暫停開放。恢復開放時間另行通知。週日法會共修亦於 YouTube播放
www.houstonbuddhism.org/streaming
佛光山休士頓中美寺 謹 

Fo Guang Shan Virtual Bathing of the Buddha

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fo Guang Shan will hold its 2021 Buddha’s Birthday Celebration once again with the Virtual Bathing of the Buddha for those unable to personally visit a temple. Join us online by using your computer mouse as a ladle to bathe Prince Siddhartha. May we purify our minds and unite in prayer for the world through the Virtual Bathing of the Buddha.

The website for the 2021 Fo Guang Shan Virtual Bathing of the Buddha replicates visiting Fo Guang Shan in-person to bathe the Buddha. The page features ink-wash paintings of the Main Shrine, Jade Buddha Building, Tathagata Building, and Golden Buddha Building.

Follow the instructions as displayed on the screen to join your palms and use your computer mouse as a ladle to bathe the Buddha. While bathing Prince Siddhartha, follow the words shown as they guide you to make the following vows: “I vow to do good deeds, I vow to speak good words, and I vow to think good thoughts.” With the merits of bathing the Buddha, we pray for the pandemic to end, as well as for familial harmony and world peace.

The total number of people worldwide who have participated in the virtual bathing of the Buddha will be shown upon completion. Participants can also find information such as the origin of bathing the Buddha and a prayer by Venerable Master Hsing Yun on the website. Through this online platform, everyone can bathe the Buddha freely without constraints.

Participants of this year’s Virtual Bathing of the Buddha are eligible to receive a mystery gift. After the website displays your unique visitor number, you will be given the option to fill out your contact information to receive a special souvenir from Fo Guang Shan.

Thank you for participating in the Virtual Bathing of the Buddha and spreading positivity in the world. Together, let us all give rise to the aspiration to practice the Three Acts of Goodness.

Virtual Bathing of the Buddha URL: http://online.fgs.org.tw

# VirtualBathingoftheBuddha

Fo Guang Shan Headquarters

The objectives of Fo Guang Shan (Buddha’s Light Mountain) are to promote the principles of Humanistic Buddhism, and to foster peace and harmony among all people around the world. The founder, Venerable Master Hsing Yun, has guided this effort by providing educational opportunities, sponsoring cultural events, engaging in community service,and extensively writing and teaching about the Buddhist path of wisdom and compassion.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Dharma services

Dharma services are held every Sunday at 10:30 am. While immersing in the harmony voices of chanting, we purify our mind and body.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Meditation and Dharma Class

Boosting concentration through meditation; enhancing wisdom through learning the Dharma.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Tea Ceremony

We are able to find peacefulness and discover our Buddha’s nature through daily activities, such as drinking tea.

Temple Tour

Welcome to Chung Mei Buddhist Temple. We offer guided tours to various groups such as schools, religious organizations, corporate sponsored events and so on. The program includes showing around the temple and a short introduction to Humanistic Buddhism. Although individual walk-ins are welcomed, for group tour please make your reservation at least 2 weeks ahead. You can also enjoy delicious vegetarian meals at our tea house.

To request your temple tour, please download and fill up the form and email us.

A NEW GATHERING PLACE

The Water Drop Tea House – While you are enjoying a cup of tea in a peaceful environment, you can leave your troubles behind and relax. You can also invite your friends and family for a vegetarian lunch gathering.

NOTICE:

Starting 17 March 2020,
The Water Drop Teahouse will be closed until further notice.
從2020年3月17日起,滴水坊暫停開放,直至另行通知為止.

 

Call: 281 495 3100

Email: houston@ibps.org

Address: 12550 Jebbia Lane,
Stafford, TX 77477, USA.